With Suzuki quitting MotoGP on the finish of the 2022 season, 2020 world champion Mir has been left with out a trip for subsequent 12 months.
Mir is ready to affix the manufacturing facility Honda squad subsequent season alongside Marc Marquez, with Pol Espargaro nearing a return to KTM and Tech3.
Since asserting its determination to give up MotoGP on the finish of 2022 following Could’s French Grand Prix, Suzuki has double DNF’d in three of the final 4 occasions – together with most not too long ago in Germany, the place Mir crashed early on and Alex Rins failed to begin as a result of harm.
Suzuki’s dearth has coincided with Honda’s worst lead to 40 years, when it failed to attain a degree for the primary time for the reason that 1982 French GP final weekend in Germany.
Wanting like he shall be leaping from one robust scenario into one other at Honda subsequent 12 months, Mir stated on Sunday: “Now we have quite a lot of bother in our crew to take a look at Honda.
“It’s not that we’re having a good time. Evidently, they aren’t having a very good time.”
Joan Mir, Workforce Suzuki MotoGP
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photographs
Mir lamented his rear tyre alternative for the German GP, as he went for the exhausting choice as a substitute of the medium having made a late swap on the grid.
This in the end led to a gradual begin to the race because the exhausting wanted a few laps to stand up to working vary, by which period he’d been shuffled out of the highest 10.
Battling with KTM’s Miguel Oliveira into Flip 1 on the fourth lap, the Portuguese rider nudged Mir out vast and onto the soiled a part of the monitor, the place he crashed.
“We in all probability didn’t make the precise determination on the grid concerning the rear tyre,” Mir added. “I all the time consider within the recommendation the crew provides me.
“Within the crash, I obtained too near Oliveira after I was going by the nook and that made me lose the road a bit of.”
On Monday Autosport reported that Mir’s team-mate Rins can be in talks a few Honda transfer in 2023 to take Alex Marquez’s place at LCR.